Again with the national ID?

They just won’t quit with this police state wet dream.

Lawmakers are proposing a national identification card — what they’re calling “high-tech, fraud-proof Social Security cards” — that would be required for all employees in the United States.

They couldn’t get the states to do it with driver’s licenses so now they want to do it with Social Security cards. ( Anyone remember when it used to say “Not For Identification”?)

“We would require all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants who want jobs to obtain a high-tech, fraud-proof Social Security card. Each card’s unique biometric identifier would be stored only on the card; no government database would house everyone’s information,” they said. “The cards would not contain any private information, medical information or tracking devices. The card would be a high-tech version of the Social Security card that citizens already have.”

Oh, sure. I believe you. You’re a politician and you would NEVER lie, right?

Jim Harper, director of information policy studies at the Cato Institute, suggests the plan would undoubtedly lead to a national database. He added that “there is no practical way of making a national identity document fraud-proof.”

And that is the dirty secret. It’s not about fraud. It’s about control.

Papers please.

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3 Responses to Again with the national ID?

  1. bluesun says:

    The .feds unofficial motto: “Anything that can be abused will be abused. We Ga-ran-tee it!”

  2. B Woodman says:

    If this comes to pass, I can’tr wait to see how long it will be before someone hacks the system and makes an authentic fake ID card. All the right biometrics, but with a different name (and address & etc).

    Four . . . three . . . two . . .

  3. TJP says:

    Plus, an incompetence-proof card has much better bang for the buck. That way I wouldn’t have to waste productive time sitting in an office on Homicide Avenue, East Crackton, every time they screw up my records.

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